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March 1864 - Enrollent of slaves

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Enrollment of Slaves.

Pursuant to an order emanating from Capt. JAMES SMITH, Provost Marshal of the Fourth District of Maryland, the slaves in Washington County have been enrolled.

Mr. ALFRED BARBER, the enrolling officer of the sub-district including Hagerstown, has completed his labor and sums up a total of slaves subject to do military duty at twenty three. Of these, eighteen come under class one, and the remaining five, under class two.

Many slaves owned in this sub-district, have run away since the commencement of the war, and even their owners have no knowledge of their whereabouts.


Herald of Freedom & Torch Light

Class 1 comprises all persons subject to do military duty between the ages 20-35 and all unmarried men ages 35-45 and Class II comprises all other persons subject to do military duty. From these lists they would draft, as needed, men to fight in the war.


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Washington County Free Library

Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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